Station 33 Firehouse Red | North Country Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Country Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
northcountrybrewing.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BuckSpin on 04-09-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
132
Reviews:
36
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
14.5%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
38
For Trade:
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Photo of ChuckVee
1.62/5  rDev -52.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had the cask version of this beer at Pipers Pub in Pittsburgh. I'm used to having a nice creamy head from a beer drawn from a hand pump, but this one had none at all. Very low carbonation. The nose was literally non-existant - similar to smelling a glass of water. Very strange. The flavor followed suit with not much of anything going on. Very thin in body - not much in the way of a discernable malt pallete, and only a hint of hops in the tail end of the finish. To sum this beer up in one word - Bland. I was excited to try this beer being that it is local, but ended up completely dissapointed, and $5 poorer. Not a great introduction to North Country Brewing.

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Photo of clfrost
2/5  rDev -40.8%

Photo of DWolf
2.25/5  rDev -33.4%

Photo of london1o1
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Photo of TequilaTom
2.5/5  rDev -26%

Got this as part of a BOTM club shipment. Wanted to like it, but I got a very overpowering metallic taste that just ruined it for me. Too bad, it had really nice color and decent aroma. Maybe I got a bad or old can (3/12/14). Maybe it was just me. Either way, this one cleaned the kitchen sink drain.

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2.5/5  rDev -26%

Photo of Hojaminbag
2.65/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Station 33 Firehouse red is a dark, reddish-brown color with a light brown head that is creamy and leaves a few scraps of lacing behind.

The aroma has toasted malt, and a slightly sharp fruit character to. A good bit of malt sweetness also.

This beer is too warm. It's not cellar temperature. It's not room temperature. It's about what I expect Tea temperature to be, and that is unpleasant. A good bit of toasted malt and a lot of fruit flavors and fruity hops mixed together. Just a touch of sourness creeps in. Caramel malt fills in the background.

Even for a cask, this beer needs more carbonation.

Too warm, too flat. Fairly enjoyable. This one is better on-tap.

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Photo of kimbo33
2.68/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Has a bit of a minerally taste to it. Also was a bit hazy for the style. Probably not filtered, which is odd cause it doesnt have much taste for an unfiltered beer. I do like the idea of helping the fire department, but I wish the beer tasted bettter. It was way too mild for me.

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of johnnnniee
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

Can from MrBarleywine, thanks for the opportunity!
Clear deep reddish brown color with a tightly bubbled tan head that dissipates quickly. Heavy toffee and caramel maltiness with an earthy edge to counter. Rich sweet caramel maltiness with earthy and bits of oxidation obviously present. Medium to thin body moderate carbonation. Middle of the road Irish ale with a bit of an oxygen problem.

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Photo of DonBowman
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RblWthACoz
2.83/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Eh. This beer is merely "okay" at best. It's well too malty and sweet from it for my liking. There's too much good beer out there to be spending time on bland stuff like this. Better beer out there and better beer from North Country to be trying.

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Photo of gebbie
2.91/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

not very impressed with this one. the taste left alot to be desired. appearance was good and even the smell was okay but something with the taste and mouthfeel screamed cheap beer hope you guys get it right.. im local to the brewery and would love to see you guys take off. try to improve this style please

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Photo of Yeldarb92
2.97/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of heddar33
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of MCDub
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Tyrawlings
3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Dapper_Dan_Man
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of billbeers
3/5  rDev -11.2%

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Station 33 Firehouse Red from North Country Brewing
3.38 out of 5 based on 132 ratings.
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